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In this fourth article of our ongoing series, we examine the regulatory evolution of sign by-laws. We also review the sign by-laws of York Region’s southern municipalities: Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Vaughan, and Richmond Hill.

Municipal sign by-laws regulate all aspects of signs, but like any other law or regulation, sign by-laws are not set in stone for eternity. New administrations, challenges, protocols, and public discourse encourage reviewing and updating the by-laws. TREB works with municipalities to ensure that updated sign by-laws take into account our industry’s business practices and consumers’ expectations.

Since sign by-laws are so often revised, it’s good practice to stay current. TREB encourages Members to review York Region’s sign by-laws to ensure compliance. Click here to review the municipal sign by-laws.

By-law highlights from the southern municipalities of York Region:

  • Markham – For sale/lease signs shall be removed within (14) days after the property is no longer for sale or lease.
  • Richmond Hill – Open house signs are not permitted. Only one (1) for sale/lease real estate sign is permitted per property.
  • Vaughan – For sale/lease signs shall be removed within (14) days after the property is no longer for sale or lease.
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville – Open house signs are not permitted. Only one (1) for sale/lease real estate sign is permitted per property.

REALTORS® are responsible to comply with the municipal sign by-laws.

Next month, we will highlight municipal sign by-laws for Durham Region.

Did you miss our last article? Click here to check it out!

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